13 Media Organisations Gang Up Against NTA In Abuja As SWAN Week Activities Commence Today
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By Our Correspondent
No fewer than thirteen prominent media houses in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT have ganged up to dethrone defending champions, Nigeria Television Authority, NTA as activities marking the 2021 Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN (FCT) Week get underway in the nation’s capital.
The FCT SWAN WEEK activities got underway on Monday morning with football matches at the Turf Arena, River Plate Garden Abuja with 14 media organisations lined up to slug it out on who becomes the new champions.
NTA has dominated the Sports Writers’ football competition in particular for several years but many sports writers from media organisations have vowed to dethrone the largest Television Network in Africa.
Trophies, prize money and prestige will be at stake as teams go for broke in the 2021 FCT SWAN Week football event which started on Monday December 6th.
NTA would be the most worried because, there position as champions of the football event is being threatened by thirteen (13) other teams who are poised to wreck their ship this time around.
NTA won the last edition in 2019 after defeating People’s Daily 2-0 in the final. The outbreak of Covid-19 last year prevented others from challenging ancient television guys in 2020.
Wazobia FM are the first hurdle NTA must cross in the title defence at Turf Arena, Central Area, with the match billed as the opening match by 10am.
The twelve other teams aspiring to take away the crown will see title hopefuls ITV trade tackle with Nigeria Info in the second match, while Vision FM will play Love FM in the third fixture.
TSTV have Liberty TV to contest with, while one of TVC and Arise TV will eliminate each other.
Trust TV will dare AIT while Brila FM will fancy it’s chances against Correspondent Chapel.
All seven winners and one lucky best loser will progress to the quarterfinals where they’ll be paired in another knockout phase slated for Tuesday.